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Research News AEI Potsdam

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First observation of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

October 16, 2017
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light [more]
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Nobel Prize awarded to gravitational wave researchers

October 03, 2017
Congratulations from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and Hannover, and the Leibniz Universität Hannover [more]
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Three ears listen even more accurately than two

September 27, 2017
Another pair of merging black holes observed: This time, three large detectors have caught the gravitational wave [more]
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Brain Gain: Professor Harald Pfeiffer joins the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics as group leader.

August 01, 2017
The expert of worldwide renown on numerical simulations of black holes returns to Germany from Canada. [more]
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Maria Rodriguez appointed Member of the Mentoring Program of the Max Planck Society

July 06, 2017
Dr. Maria Rodriguez, leader of a Minerva research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI), has been appointed member of the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg. This is an honor conferred usually to five new members every year. [more]
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Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?

June 28, 2017
Researchers from the AEI in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. [more]
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A Response to "On the Time Lags of the LIGO Signals"

June 19, 2017
A paper on the arXiv by Creswell et al. calls into question the 5-sigma detection claim of GW150914 and following detections. In a guest post on Sean Carroll's Blog Ian Harry, postdoctoral researcher at the AEI in Potsdam refutes these claims. [more]
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Princess of Asturias Award for Rai Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

June 16, 2017
Honoring the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO founder Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have been bestowed with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. [more]
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Dr. Tim Dietrich is once again honored for his doctoral thesis

June 16, 2017
The postdoctoral scholar at AEI is awarded with the thesis prize of Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena [more]
 
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